Founded in 2010, the Modern History Research Centre supports the research and dissemination activities of researchers of modern history, both established staff and research students, and organises public events.
Winchester modern historians have research strengths from Winchester and Wessex to Japan and Russia, the American South, the Hispanic world, Italy, the Holocaust and (post)colonialism in the British and French Empires.
The centre is also home to the Winchester Project, which investigates the history of post-medieval Winchester. For more details on the latter, contact Dr Mark Allen.
The Centre organises an annual series of research seminars that are free and open to the public, as well as academic conferences. Our seminar series see scholars from around the world and closer to home present their research. For information on current and forthcoming Modern History research seminars, lectures and conferences, visit the History News & Events page.
Modern history research students are studying topics from the Holocaust to the Soviet Union. The centre provides an opportunity for research students to discuss their work more widely. Find out more about our research students. Applications from prospective students are most welcome; for details of the staff who are available to undertake research supervision, please see the Research Supervisors page.
Visit the Books by History Staff page for a list of recenly published books by Winchester (modern) historians.
The Centre is associated with the University's MA in History, available in full- and part-time modes. Many students progress to these programmes from the BA programmes (full- and part-time) in History and History and the Modern World.